The July figures are in for the monthly NPD sales figures and the PlayStation 4 is again the best selling hardware for the month. Overall, sales of hardware are up 100% when compared to the same time period in 2013.

As far as software goes, despite The Last of Us Remastered leading sales, overall sales figures are down 15% from 2013. Combined, both hardware and software sales are up 16% compared to 2013.
1. The Last of Us (PS4, PS3)
2. Minecraft (360, PS3)
3. FIFA 14 (360,PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Vita)
4. Watch Dogs (PS4, 360, PS3, Xbox One, PC)
5. Mario Kart 8 (Wii U)
6. Call of Duty: Ghosts (Xbox One, 360, PS4, PS3, Wii U, PC)
7. Grand Theft Auto V (360, PS3)
8. Sniper Elite III (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)
9. NBA 2K14 (360, PS3, PS4, Xbox One, PC)
10. Lego Marvel Super Heroes (360, PS3, 3DS, DS, PS4, Wii U, Xbox One, Vita, PC)

The NPD notes that July is "typically a quiet month for software sales, representing about 5 percent of annual sales." NCAA Football usually helped new launch sales for July but since that game isn't being made, new launch sales declined roughly 70%. However, the NPD does note that sales of the new consoles are about 80% greater than sales of the previous generation in the same nine month span following the launch of both generations.

Nintendo noted that Mario Kart 8 has now surpassed 1 million units sold while software sales on the Nintendo 3DS have surpassed 40 million units.

The PlayStation 4 kept on trucking for the seventh straight month of leading hardware sales above all others. Software sales on the platform were also greater than all other platforms "by a considerable margin." Sony notes that PS4 games accounted for more than half of the total next generation software sales. Sony also notes that more than 30 million copies of PS4 software have been sold in retail stores and digitally through the PlayStation Store. This follows the gamescom 2014 announcement that the PS4 has sold through to consumers over 10 million PlayStation 4 consoles.

Microsoft kept their sales figure announcements relatively low key for July. The company said that the Xbox One "continues to sell at a strong and steady pace following the release of the $399 console in June."